17 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Darwin Itinerary

17 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Darwin Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 5 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
3
Darwin
— 5 nights

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls, approximately Wentworth Falls away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

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Hyderabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. When traveling from Hyderabad in December, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brisbane (Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, South Bank Parklands, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

5
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, look for gifts at Viva La Body, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Darwin planning site.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Darwin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. In December, Darwin is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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